Albuquerque Police Department

Chief Has Few Answers On Latest Police Shooting

Apr 21, 2014

  UPDATE 4/23 1:45 p: Two days after Albuquerque police shot and killed a 19-year-old female who was suspected of truck theft, the chief of the troubled department says he has little information about the latest shooting.

APD's Mental Health Quandry

Apr 16, 2014
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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 4/17 8a:  The Albuquerque Police Department recently made national headlines for the shooting of a man in the Sandia foothills who was mentally ill.

How can Albuquerque police learn to interact with people with mental illness more effectively? What improvements does the U.S. Department of Justice say they need to make?

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Albuquerque, NM – Photos of unidentified women released recently by Albuquerque police may have been disturbing to some. Officials say the women might have information about the West Mesa murders investigation. Police say they want to make sure the women are safe, but media critics say the images dehumanize women.

Photo: Laura Paskus

It’s been over a year and a half since the discovery of the remains of 11 women buried on Albuquerque’s West Mesa and still no one knows who killed them or why.

Some of the victims’ families remain convinced there are more remains to be found of missing women.  Other family members have started to move on and rebuild their lives after years of uncertainty.